Why Are We Raping Our Soils?

Global Climate Change (65)

“NSW Government. Office of Environment & Heritage. Examples of soil degradation: water erosion, wind erosion, salinity, loss of organic matter, fertility decline, soil acidity or alkalinity, structure decline, mass movement, soil contamination.”


Note from author: In addition to air pollution, ocean acidification, ruthless geoengineering, lack of recycling and a number of other environmental problems we are facing on our planet, you have to start taking soil degradation seriously. Why? Let me list a couple of hard facts:

  • Soil degradation through a number of activities, such as poor soil management, leads to serious problems that affects us all. It is not something that just occurs to your nasty neighbor or someone who lives in another country. If you have not yet realized this, let me get straight to the point: Unless you are a 100% self-sufficient farmer, you depend on about half of the world every day, even before your breakfast has been served. Think about that.
  • The more we rape our soils around the world, the less will we be able to produce. In addition, when we pollute our skies and water sources, the same pollution ultimately ends up in our soils. So stop being a co-criminal of raping our Earth´s ecosystems and make sure to take responsibility for your consumption and behavior.

If this was not enough of argument to convince you, watch this video:


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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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